Heel inserts are contoured pieces of soft, semi-solid material designed to be placed inside the footwear and under the heel to provide additional heel cushion and support. Heel inserts help reduce stress by absorbing shock and pressure under the heel when walking or running. Heel inserts are lightweight and flexible and generally are available in a wide variety of densities and materials such as gel.
About Heel Pain & Heel Spurs:
Heel pain, or heel spurs are characterized by sharp pain within the heel that often stems from the arch. The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. People with plantar fasciitis have a heel spur on the front and bottom of their heel.